Thursday, March 30, 2017


Monday, March 27, 2017

This Is Why I Get So Little Knitting Done

Evidently Google now will snatch photos off your drive and enhance them. It coyly notified me that a picture I'd snapped had been through the process to make it look like something by Eugene Atget.

Anyway, that's Sheba and a ball of vintage cream mohair that I now have to hide.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Eastward Ho!

Headed for the Indiana state line with two other instructors to conduct an orientation for new volunteers.  Blogging will resume on Monday.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Vintage Advertising - Bon Ami

From The Farmer's Wife, October 1932.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Random Retail Observations

Painting by Tokuhiro Kawai

If you have to tell people you're important -- you aren't.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


We had to have him euthanized yesterday, and right now I'm not ready to talk about it.  Thanks for understanding.

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Friday, March 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

Inisheer, October 2015

...any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in Mankinde;
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.~ John Donne

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Just A Coincidence

The Statue Of Liberty went dark last night for about an hour. A National Park Service spokesperson said that it was caused by routine generator maintenance, and had nothing to do with "A Day Without Women." 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Not A Rhetorical Question

"Sweetie, do you really think leaving an open bag of potting soil sitting out in the basement is a good idea?"

Crochet - An Evening Bag from 1953

A little item from the January, 1953 Workbasket, made up of dozens of tiny crocheted medallions and an abundance of tassels.  Three pages of instructions are on my Flickr account.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Murder, She Purred

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I wondered how Batdog managed to get hold of the chocolate kiss I had to pry out of his jaws this afternoon -- then I spotted Minnie hooking them out of the candy dish and batting them onto the floor.

Vintage Advertising - Royal Baking Powder

From Woman's Home Companion, January 1921.  If you left-click you can probably enlarge the recipe enough to actually read it. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Friday, March 3, 2017

Quote Of The Day

Lastly, to answer the question that is in every immigrant's mind, DO WE BELONG HERE? Is this the same country we dreamed of and is it still secure to raise our families and children here? ~ Sunayana Dumala.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

And Speaking of Spying Cats

"Animal psychologist Keller Breland teaches a chicken mathematics on his farm in Arkansas"

The Internet is a marvelous place; wait till you read the third paragraph from the end....


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crochet - A Sampler From 1953

From the January, 1953 issue of Workbasket magazine.  Two pages of instructions on my Flickr account.